Medical Dictionary

overgrowth

noun over·growth \ ˈō-vər-ˌgrōth \

medical Definition of overgrowth

1 a : excessive growth or increase in numbers
  • an overgrowth of bacteria…may achieve pathogenic proportions
  • Journal of the American Medical Association
  • an overgrowth of yeast in the mouth
2 : something (as cells or tissue) grown over something else

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